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International Journal of Art Innovation and Development, 2022, 3(2); doi: 10.38007/IJAID.2022.030205.

Artistic Expressions of Regional Cultural Elements in Domestic Highway Movies


Yangfei Zhan and Huabin Huang

Corresponding Author:
Yangfei Zhan

Hunan Normal University, Jilin International Studies University, Jilin, China


Recently, road movies have appeared in China. Through continuous exploration, the combination of domestic road movies and regional characteristics has embarked on the road of pioneering and innovative, and the market share has been increasing. Domestic movies with unique models and elements are the first choice for most audiences and theaters. Highway movies are the types of movies appearing in the Chinese film market. The development of domestic road movies started relatively late. By learning the innovative types of mature western road movies, it is a different development path from that of foreign countries. The short development of more than ten years has formed a unique local artistic style, and excellent works have emerged, which has become one of the important components of Chinese movies. Through literature review and cultural research methods, this paper combines various story choices, story models and character settings in different stages of Chinese road film development and domestic road film development for more than ten years. This paper studies and discusses the regional characteristics of Chinese road movies and the analysis of spatial landscape characteristics. In the film art, the unique temperament of domestic road movies exists and plays a unique role in disseminating the mainstream value. It is good at expressing the alienation of human nature in the process of modern civilization, and can reflect the absolute superiority of Chinese road movies compared with Hollywood road movies and Western movies. In the process of creative development, domestic road movies continue to integrate and develop new elements in the local environment. In creation, it pays attention to the real life and spiritual world of human beings, reflecting the unique cultural temperament and spiritual significance of China.


Domestic Highway Movies, Regional Culture, Artistic Expressions, Character Images

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Yangfei Zhan and Huabin Huang. Artistic Expressions of Regional Cultural Elements in Domestic Highway Movies. International Journal of Art Innovation and Development (2022), Vol. 3, Issue 2: 45-57. https://doi.org/10.38007/IJAID.2022.030205.


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